IRI Brazil completes pilot phase of Carbon Neutral Churches Project through engagement in forest restoration

A total of five religious institutions were selected for the pilot phase of a Carbon Neutral Churches Project: Assembléia de Deus Church (Pará), Santa Maria Cathedral of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (Pará), Terreiro Manso Massumbando, Candomblé Bantu (Pará), Comunidade Batista Vida (Acre) and the Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral of Cuiabá (Mato Grosso – incomplete). The intention is that by the end of 2024 the five religious institutions will have neutralized their emissions by planting trees so that they can serve as demonstration units to raise awareness and educate religious communities about the seriousness of the climate and deforestation crises and motivate them to adopt individual, collective and business actions. The project is also designed to help generate greater support for environmental public policies.